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Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han discuss their new chamber music studio at the Aspen Music Festival with one of their students, 15-year-old pianist Agata Sorotokin. 

And director Edward Berkeley previews the first opera of the 65th season, Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide.”

At 10:15 a.m., the public is invited to the opening celebration and dedication ceremony of the new Bucksbaum Campus off of Castle Creek Road.

Piano music plays a significant role in Weekend No. 2 at the Aspen Music Festival.

Conductor Larry Isaacson returns to Aspen to lead his 13th Fourth of July program from the Benedict Music Tent.  Aspen Public Radio will broadcast live this free concert, beginning at 4 p.m.

Conductor and harpsichordist Nicholas McGegan leads the popular "Baroque evening" program tonight at 8:30 at Harris Concert Hall.  Among his collaborators are violinists Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony.

Conductor Nicholas McGegan previews tomorrow evening's Baroque program at Harris Concert Hall and discusses what it was like working under British composer Benjamin Britten. 

Tonight at 7:30, the venerable Takacs Quartet begins their traversal of the complete six quartets by 20th-century Hungarian composer Bela Bartok.

After a busy opening weekend, today is a relatively quiet day but still offering plenty for the public: a free tent tour and chamber music at Harris Concert Hall.  

Arts Strike: Transforming through the Arts, a Demonstration and Discussion

Arts Strike is a dialogue between artists, schools and communities first piloted by Yo-Yo Ma and Damian Woetzel in 2010. This special discussion and demonstration for the Aspen Ideas Festival highlights the unique power of the arts to educate and engage, and will feature local Colorado children alongside renowned artists, several of whom have participated in Arts Strikes in schools across the country.

Yo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato, Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, Damian Woetzel, Tracy Straus, Anna Deavere Smith

The Aspen Music Festival and School is in full swing this weekend with three crowded days of concerts and other activities.

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